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[bugs #12044] find still hangs on dead NFS filesystems on Solaris

From: anonymous
Subject: [bugs #12044] find still hangs on dead NFS filesystems on Solaris
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 06:47:10 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #6, bugs #12044 (project findutils):

Regarding the fragility of OS version checks:

It is well accepted now that OS version checks

are a maintenance nightmare.  The "configure revolution"

of relying as much as possible on feature tests, either

at compile time or run time has been a vast improvement.

Compare the convoluted version checks that still litter

emacs configuration code.

One nice free software property is forkability.

If I create Martix, which is identical to Linux

except for the string returned by uname -s,

how many things will stop working or will work less well

in some very subtle way?


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